Day Care

Tanya Hartman
45 Candleberry Drive
Queensbury, NY 12804
(802) 236-5899
Email Tanya

The Ridge School

The Internet provides a wealth of information for parents but the large amount of information available online can be overwhelming. We have selected some appropriate resources that we believe will be helpful to all parents of young children.

Encouragement and Advice for Parents of Small Children

To parents of small children: Let me be the one who says it out loud If you are a parent of small children, you know that there are moments of spectacular delight, and you can't believe you get to be around these little people. But let me be the one who says the following things out loud...

Attention: Parents of Small Children! Parents of small children worry. About everything. I know.

Adventures in Parenting The first thing you need to know is that there are no perfect parents. Parenting isn't all-or-nothing. Successes and mistakes are part of being a parent. Start to think about the type of parent you want to be.

Practical Tips From the Trenches

10 Waiting-in-Line Survival Tips for Parents of Small Children Just about every parent has experienced a waiting-in-line temper tantrum while out with a child; however, many of these meltdowns can be avoided. Here are some tips for making waiting easier and turning dead time into fun time.

Scary Mommy 50 Lessons in Parenting Young Kids

Help Your Children Learn

Learn Some Positive Parenting Tips Discover (or rediscover) positive ways that you can help your child learn and develop.

Words to Use with Your Kids Every Day You can use these everyday phrases to instill confidence, self-respect, and thoughtfulness in your children.

Parent's Guide Take an active role in your children's development by using our easy skill-building activities with them. Click on the following links to find dozens of ways for you to help them learn.

Dad Can Do Being a hero to your kids is simply child's play for a dad

Raising a Fit Preschooler Instead of just running around in the backyard, a preschooler has the physical skills and coordination to ride a tricycle or chase a butterfly.

Child Development

PBS Parents Child Development and Age-by-Age Insights

Child Nutrition

Health and Nutrition Information for Preschoolers Help your preschooler eat well, be active, and be healthy.

"I Don't Want It!": Tips to Help Your Preschooler Overcome Picky Eating Is your child a picky eater? Well, there's some comforting news.

Strategies for Feeding a Preschooler During the preschool years, kids go from toddlers who throw tantrums to kids who are more willing to cooperate and want to please their parents. They also want to do things themselves, but are willing to learn from mom and dad. This give-and-take creates opportunities for parents to teach kids about healthy food choices in new and exciting ways.

Grow It, Try It, Like It! Preschool Fun with Fruits and Vegetables is a garden-themed nutrition education kit for child care center staff that introduces children to: three fruits - peaches, strawberries, and cantaloupe, and three vegetables - spinach, sweet potatoes, and crookneck squash. The kit includes seven booklets featuring fruits and vegetables with fun activities through the imaginary garden at Tasty Acres Farm!


Sleep and Preschoolers Help your child develop good habits for getting to sleep.

Helping Your Toddler Learn to Put Himself to Sleep It may take some time to develop the right habits, but your busy toddler can learn to put himself to sleep, and to stay asleep, eventually. Here's how.

First Aid

What Do I Do in an Emergency? It's practically impossible to parent a child from infancy through adolescence without a few situations - minor or major- that need medical attention at home or by a health care professional.

Help from Non-Profit Organizations

Just In Time Parenting eNewsletters Our free parenting eNewsletters are written by parenting experts (who are parents themselves!). They are designed so that information that's relevant to your child is automatically delivered to you just in time!.

ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development. Our mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life.

A Place of Our Own These two companion resources offer online resources for early childhood educators and parents. The Web sites provide activities appropriate for toddlers to preschoolers and range in topic from Health & Safety to Language & Literacy to Science & Environment and more